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Author:  Gabe Renga [ Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Luggage rack hole plug

Hugo Karasawa wrote:
Would you get the points if you use an original luggage rack instead of plugging the holes ?

No extra points, but at least no deduction. I guess the luggage rack would work but that might open up another can of worms. Original rack? Are the straps original? Bolts original to mount rack? Kind of a slippery slope....

Author:  Jon Bunin [ Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Luggage rack hole plug

Mervyn Hyde wrote:
Then mine are different as they have holes in them?

Mervyn, yours are different, but may be original as well. I suspect that yours are threaded, since your "holes" are shaped for a hex key.
As I said, there may have been more than one version, for various possible reasons- different coachbuilders, different suppliers, a change in specs, etc..

Author:  Gabe Renga [ Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Luggage rack hole plug

Mervyn Hyde wrote:
Then mine are different as they have holes in them?

I am sure those would work. But the car that had them didn't have the holes. Just the flat top......and of course the slots....

Author:  Bob Kittel [ Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Luggage rack hole plug

Never saw any with a hex in them. Mine are like Jon's as well, yellow with age.

Author:  Hugo Karasawa [ Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:11 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Luggage rack hole plug

Which holes need to be plugged ?

From Mervin's photo
The one in the rectangle or the one in the oval ?

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Author:  Dick Douglass [ Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Luggage rack hole plug

We use tooth paste to clean the white rack bumpers.
Might try Crest and a tooth brush to clean the yellow plugs.
If you are going to show the car with the rack include the decal and the hang tag that came in the original box. If the are clean that will impress the Concours Judge.

Author:  Mike Wilson [ Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Luggage rack hole plug

Hugo: the plug goes in the threaded hole.

Mike

Author:  Mervyn Hyde [ Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Luggage rack hole plug

Mike is right, at least in my case. I pulled one out and there is a captive nut underneath and the plug goes in that hole, from above.

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Author:  Hugo Karasawa [ Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Luggage rack hole plug

Thanks, now I understand.
The plugs that I saw at Stoddard could plug the non threaded hole (10mm diam), and those are to big for the threaded hole. That threaded hole is threaded for an 8mm screw.

Hope Gave finds the correct plugs.

Author:  Jon Bunin [ Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Luggage rack hole plug

Mervyn, it looked like there was a hex shape in your plug from the previous photos, but maybe not.
Your plug is similar to those used on new Porsche crankshafts...

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Author:  Gabe Renga [ Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Luggage rack hole plug

Jon Bunin wrote:
Mervyn, it looked like there was a hex shape in your plug from the previous photos, but maybe not.
Your plug is similar to those used on new Porsche crankshafts...

Jon-
Any part number so I can order and at least try it? Looks like you found the Holy Grail...
Thanks

Author:  Brad Ripley [ Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:37 am ]
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luggage rack hole plug has a solid top, no hole -- those are the Holy Grail!

Author:  Mike Wilson [ Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Luggage rack hole plug

Good eye, Jon!

Stoddard, Klasse 356 et al. sell the luggage rack plugs but they lack the serrated edge.

Mike

Author:  Gabe Renga [ Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Luggage rack hole plug

Brad Ripley wrote:
luggage rack hole plug has a solid top, no hole -- those are the Holy Grail!

Thanks Brad. I stand corrected.....

Author:  Hugo Karasawa [ Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Luggage rack hole plug

Could you please post photos of the correct plugs installed on an engine lid?
The only photo of that part that has been posted is Mervin's and now we are told those are not the correct ones.

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